Riquewihr, Alsace

Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Roche Calcaire Riesling 2015

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has moist limestone, cold lime wedge, under-ripe pear, sweet yellow apple, tangerine zest, light petrol notes and dry limestone pebbles.
Palate has candied pineapple, dried lemon, lemon zest, warmed green apple with ripe acidity and a classy, rich limestone finish, long and contemplative.
— 3 days ago

Ryan, Vanessa and 33 others liked this

Domaine Marcel Deiss

Engelgarten Bergheim Alsace Riesling Blend 2001

Alder Yarrow
9.4

Some of my most favorite wines in the world. I discovered this bottle and a few others of its ilk recently lurking in the inventory of a local wine shop being sold for a song. I bought them all and opened the first one today. A bright Halloween orange in color this wine smells of orange peel, dark honey and exotic flowers. In the mouth, lightly sweet notes of orange blossom syrup, citrus peel, wet pavement and autumn leaves make for a gorgeous silky concoction. The acidity is filigreed and softening, but still very much a part of the wine. Exotic and alluring. A one-of-a-kind field blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Beurot, Muscat, and Pinot Noir. — 7 days ago

Keith, Josh and 13 others liked this

Meyer-Fonné

Alsace Edelzwicker 2019

Crisp and dry. Honeysuckle, a hint of green apple, white peach, some herbal-ness. Yum. — 10 days ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
Severn, Tom and 7 others liked this

Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Roche Calcaire Gewürztraminer 2014

Fragrant honeyed nose, quite a bit of ginger, floral but not high toned- bruised flowers that are less fresh than caramelized. Dense, waxy and unctuous palate, acid very much in balance with the bit of residual sweetness. Sweetness yields to resonating ginger spiciness, and vegetal, herbal bitterness on the palate and the long finish. This is of more intellectual interest than pure enjoyment now... good for slow sipping. — 6 hours ago

Iwan, romo and 9 others liked this

Domaine Ostertag

Les Jardins Vin d'Alsace Pinot Gris 2018

Honey & notable anise/herbal aromatics. Lots of power here with pronounced tropical fruit & more honeysuckle. Excellent palate weight which is often the challenge with PG. Ostertag make beautiful wines & this one represents them well. — 15 days ago

Jay, Eric and 39 others liked this

Domaine Weinbach

Cuvée Ste. Catherine Alsace Pinot Gris 2002

2002. Trop tot dans le line up. Beau sucre tout en relation avec le reste — 9 days ago

Eric, Severn and 13 others liked this

Trimbach

Réserve Personnelle Alsace Pinot Gris 2012

#thursdaynight pairing a 2012 Pinot Gris from Trimbach with homemade Thai peanut shrimp 🥂🍤 French wine and Asian cuisine!

This aged Pinot Gris has a beautiful amber color. The nose delivers strong aromas of almonds, mango, bananas, dried apricots, and toasty notes. It has a long off-dry finish full of sweet almonds and honeysuckle flavors.

The wine was affected by noble rot (Botrytis) which made it sweater than the 2013 successor.

Cheers to Alsace wines!
— 12 days ago

Trimbach

Cuvée Frédéric Emile 375eme Anniversaire Alsace Riesling 2001

comparing the regular 01 to the 375eme anniversary 01 from some special plots. Pretty damn close. Maybe a little more density and lift to 375 but, as they age, they move closer. Lots of life left. — 5 days ago

romo, Ira and 4 others liked this

Henry Fuchs

Alsace Pinot Gris 2017

Dense, palate-coating, slightly waxy. Tremendous fruit concentration in 2017 with perhaps 3 or 4 grams sugar for added weight. — 8 days ago

Daniel P., Josh and 1 other liked this

Kuentz-Bas

Trios Châteaux Alsace Riesling

This was crisp! I love nothing more than crisp, refreshing, graceful, off-dry, so smooth and bubbly on my palette (live for that quality - always makes me smile like a morning sunrise), delicate fruitful aroma without overpowering the senses! Riesling to me is that wine that you can open up anytime of the day. With or without food! And I say that rarely! I would pair this maybe with a spicy pasta or jalapeño poppers! Riesling is usually my happy place! It still is, but I’m noticing a growing affinity for reds lately. Surprise! Surprise! None other than to me! — 2 days ago